Winter - The Four Seasons - Item #38
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
30 Inches High x 30 Inches Wide
Also known as Old Age, this piece is part of the Four Seasons 30 inch diameter set. Eugène Plon described the scene as follows: "An old man wrapped in his cloak sits bending, with hands outspread, over a chafing-dish. His aged wife has risen to light a candle at the lamp which stands on the table. The cat is warming herself by the fire, and wet clothing is hung up to dry."
Artist: Bertel Thorvaldsen
Museum: Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen
Time Period: Neoclassical, 1836
"Explore the Collections" feature. Thorvaldsens Museum. Inventory numbers A641 and A645. http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections.
Plon, Eugène. Thorvaldsen: His Life and Works. Boston, 1873. Pp. 301. Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/thorvaldsenhisl00thorgoog.